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First Look: Mad Professor Double Moon

First Look: Mad Professor Double Moon

July 15, 2019
With 11 different modulation sounds under its hood, the Finnish tone-chaser's newest box bridges classic faux Leslie and spacey swoosh sounds to the wobbly weirdness needed for the 21st-century guitarist.
Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
Rig Rundown: Joanne Shaw Taylor

Rig Rundown: Joanne Shaw Taylor

July 10, 2019
The British blues player’s simple-but-brawny tool kit for tough tones.
Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

July 3, 2019
Plexi tone in a petite package.
First Look: Aclam Dr. Robert

First Look: Aclam Dr. Robert

July 1, 2019
Spanish stompbox specialists conjure the biting, stinging, and fab-fuzzy spirit of the '66 Beatles and the rare Vox UL730.
Riff Rundown: Paul Gilbert "I Own a Building"

Riff Rundown: Paul Gilbert "I Own a Building"

June 30, 2019
Watch as the guitar master slows down and simplifies the bonkers opening progression to a song off his 2019 album, Behold Electric Guitar (and has a blast doing it).
Live at Grimey's: Steve Poltz

Live at Grimey's: Steve Poltz

June 27, 2019
The Canadian-born, Nashville-living singer-songwriter celebrates his new album Shine On with a host of friends (including Molly Tuttle and Will Kimbrough) at Music City's iconic record shop.
Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
Gibson G-45 Standard Review

Gibson G-45 Standard Review

June 26, 2019
When is a J not a J?
Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

June 25, 2019
Kessel’s signature Kay returns as a fun, fast-playing rock and jazz machine.
First Look: Wren and Cuff De La Riva

First Look: Wren and Cuff De La Riva

June 24, 2019
With over a million possible combinations, this tweaker's dream promises all the Muff flavors and raunch under the sun.
Riff Rundown: Lost Dog Street Band's "One Shot to Wake"

Riff Rundown: Lost Dog Street Band's "One Shot to Wake"

June 23, 2019
Train-hopping troubadour Benjamin Tod showcases how he spruces up cowboy chords with some deft fingerpicking.
Rig Rundown: Arielle

Rig Rundown: Arielle

June 19, 2019
Inspired by the lutherie skills of Brian May and the tonal essence of Eric Johnson, this self-proclaimed “classic-folk rocker” shows off her acoustic and electric setups.
Wizard of Odd: 1969 Aria 2000T

Wizard of Odd: 1969 Aria 2000T

June 19, 2019
Escape the ordinary with this rare take on Leo Fender’s classic solidbody.
First Look: Henry Amplification SRT+

First Look: Henry Amplification SRT+

June 17, 2019
The sounds of a rare but potent little Vox live again in this EL84-driven overachiever.
Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

June 14, 2019
It’s new school. It’s old school. Medium school, maybe?
Rig Rundown: Architects

Rig Rundown: Architects

June 12, 2019
Check out the digital stomps, profiling amps, and modern pickups the U.K. metalcore warriors use to ignite mosh pits across the globe.
First Look: Fuzzrocious Knob Jawn

First Look: Fuzzrocious Knob Jawn

June 10, 2019
South Jersey’s sonic sorcerers conjure a devil of a stompbox that blends dirty analog octave sounds and cleaner digital octave tones.
Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.